There was a much bally-hooed report in the Journal Nature not too long ago that purported to find that Wikipedia was really not that much less accurate than the Encyclopædia Britannica. Well, the folks at Britannica have fired back and said, in essence, that not only are they superior to Wikipedia but Nature's study was … Continue reading Liar! Liar!
Month: March 2006
Well, Duke lost.
I'm not feeling much like posting, but I have been meaning to mention that I finished Enter the Saint and it wasn't too bad. Agatha Christie on an off day. The prose wasn't as overwrought as in Knight Templar, and the stories didn't rely on criminal-mastermind-geniuses quite so much. Anyway.
NCAA Tournament Day 4
Well, it could have been worse. Duke, LSU, UCLA, Gonzaga, and Florida all won. BC beat Montana, but I had Iowa pegged to win, so that didn't matter any longer. Wichita St. beat Tennessee and UW beat Illinois so now only UConn is left of my teams in the DC regional and they're my Final … Continue reading NCAA Tournament Day 4
NCAA Tournament Day 3
Well, Day 2 was pretty bad. Both NC State and Arizona won, and both were picks I had reversed once I decided to go exclusively with the strength ratings. Worse, however, was the fact that Kansas and Iowa both bit the dust in the first round because I had both of them slotted in as … Continue reading NCAA Tournament Day 3
NCAA Tournament Day 2
Well, it wasn't too bad on the first day. Of the 16 games played, my picks had 12 of them correct. The only disappointments really were that I had picked Montana to upset Nevada and GW to beat NC Wilmington before going strictly by the strength rankings. On the other hand, I had also picked … Continue reading NCAA Tournament Day 2
NCAA Basketball Tournament
The NCAA tournament starts tomorrow and I have my picks made. I made them at Yahoo! because it was easy, and while I can't link them for you to see, I'll get some screen caps and put them in my next post so you can see my bracket in detail should you be inclined. (Blogger … Continue reading NCAA Basketball Tournament
The last few quotes from The Conservative Mind. All are from Kirk.In sober fact, do men have souls, or do they not? Upon one's solution of this inquiry rests the basis of politics; for if men do not possess souls, if there is no higher will, then they may be treated as parts of a … Continue reading Conservative Mind
What follows immediately is something I wrote a day or so ago and didn't get around to posting right away. I've read another Heinlein book since then that I'll discuss separately.I've read two Heinlein books in the past week and part of a third. The two I read were Starman Jones and Podkayne of Mars. … Continue reading Books